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Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Willich's Brigade

Johnson's Division

 

McCook's Corps

 
Willich's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2019
1. Willich's Brigade Marker
Inscription.  
Willich's Brigade
Johnson's Division - McCook's Corps
Brigadier General August Willich
September 19, 1863, 1 p.m., 1st Position.

89th Illinois - Lieutenant Colonel Duncan J. Hall.
32nd Indiana - Lieutenant Colonel Frank Erdelmeyer.
39th Indiana - Colonel Thomas J. Harrison. (Detached)
15th Ohio - Lieutenant Colonel Frank Askew.
49th Ohio - Major Samuel F. Gray.
1st Ohio Light Artillery, Battery A - Captain Wilbur F. Goodspeed.

The Brigade, with Baldwin's on its left, and Dodge's in reserve reached this position about 1 o'clock p.m. September 19th, and became heavily engaged with troops of Cheatham's Division. After two hours of severe fighting the enemy withdrew to the high ground beyond the Winfrey House. When the contest opened Dodge's Brigade moved up on the right, and at 3 o'clock the Union line had been advanced to the immediate vicinity of Winfrey's.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-652.)
 
Location.
Willich's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2019
2. Willich's Brigade Marker
Distant view of the marker (tablet) looking east along the park hiking trail.
34° 55.442′ N, 85° 15.041′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker can be reached from Battleline Road south of Alexander Bridge Road, on the left when traveling south. This marker is located in the National Military Park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, and is situated along a park hiking trail that runs east from Battleline Road, starting at the Texas State Monument. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Oglethorpe GA 30742, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 49th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 1st Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery A, 1st Ohio Light Artillery (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Scogin's Georgia Battery (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Scogin's Georgia Battery (about 600 feet away); Cleburne's Division (about 600 feet away); Dodge's Brigade (about 600 feet away); 1st and 27th Tennessee Infantry (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
 
More about this marker. I used the "Chickamauga Battlefield" map, that I purchased at the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Visitor Center, to determine both the marker number for this tablet and the tablet's location in relation to the rest of the park's monuments, markers, and tablets. According to the map it provides the, "numerical listing of all monuments, markers, and tablets on the Chickamauga Battlefield (using the Chick-Chatt NMP Monument Numbering System).”
 
Also see . . .  National Park Service List of Classified Structures. This is a link to information provided by the National Park Service regarding this particular cast iron tablet. (Submitted on September 1, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. Parks & Recreational AreasWar, US Civil
 
Willich's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2019
3. Willich's Brigade Marker
View of the marker (tablet) looking east along the park hiking trail.
Willich's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2019
4. Willich's Brigade Marker
View from the marker (tablet) looking further east along the park hiking trail.
Willich's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2019
5. Willich's Brigade Marker
View of the marker (tablet), looking south along the secondary hiking trail that leads to the 49th Ohio Infantry marker.
Willich's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2019
6. Willich's Brigade Marker
View of the marker (tablet), looking north along the secondary hiking trail that leads to the 1st Ohio Infantry marker.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on September 1, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 1, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 72 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 1, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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